Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pro Bono Required to Pass New York Bar

This post from discusses the new requirement for pro bono work for New York bar exam takers.

New York will become the first state in the nation to require pro-bono service as part of admission to the bar, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced Tuesday.
Each applicant for the bar will need to volunteer 50 hours of law service, with the aim of helping poor New Yorkers who can't afford legal counsel. The program will start for those applying in 2013….'"Before you can call yourself a lawyer in New York, you must demonstrate in a very tangible way your commitment to the ideals of our great profession."

What do you think?  Is this a good way to encourage pro bono service?

Hat tip James G. Milles (@jgmilles)


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